Geoff Davis

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Geoff Davis has been a Republican U.S. Representative from the 4th Congressional District of Kentucky since 2004.


Record and controversies

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Iraq War

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Environmental record

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ARMPAC contributions

Davis was a recipient of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's ARMPAC campaign contributions. DeLay is being prosecuted on charges of felony money laundering of campaign finances and conspiracy to launder money. To date, Davis has not offered to return or donate to charity any of the $30,000 he received, despite calls from Democrats to do so. [1][2]

Comments on Iraq

In November 2005, Davis made headlines for his response to Pennsylvania representative John Murtha's call for withdrawal from Iraq, saying, "Ayman Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden's deputy, as well as Abu Musab Zarqawi, have made it quite clear in their internal propaganda that they cannot win unless they can drive the Americans out. And they know that they can't do that there, so they've brought the battlefield to the halls of Congress. And, frankly, the liberal leadership have put politics ahead of sound, fiscal and national security policy. And what they have done is cooperated with our enemies and are emboldening our enemies." Davis was later criticized by the people of his district for his remarks, including a campaign to bring back former district representative Ken Lucas.1

Advocates Constitutionally Suspect Searches for Students

In May 2006 Davis introduced H.R. 5295, the "Student and Teacher Safety Act of 2006" [3] which requires States, local governments and school districts to establish policies to permit as "reasonable"

"a search by a full-time teacher or school official, acting on any colorable suspicion based on professional experience and judgment, of any minor student on the grounds of any public school, if the search is conducted to ensure that classrooms, school buildings, and school property remain free of all weapons, dangerous materials, or illegal narcotics." [4]

"Colorable" is defined in the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary (11th Edition, 2003), 1: seemingly valid or genuine 2: intended to deceive: COUNTERFEIT.

This new standard is designed to undermine the Supreme Court's "reasonableness" analysis of searches pursuant to the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.


Davis was born October 26, 1958 in Montreal, Quebec. He attended the United States Military Academy. Before running for the House, he worked as a consultant in the manufacturing field.

Congressional career

In 2002, Geoff Davis challenged Democratic incumbent Ken Lucas and lost. Lucas, keeping his self-imposed three-term limit, did not run again in 2004. To win the open seat in 2004, Davis defeated Democrat Nick Clooney. The race had been rated as highly competitive by outside observers. [5]

Davis has a solidly conservative voting record; according to his congressional website, he has positioned himself as pro-life and in favor of industrial deregulation.[6]

2006 elections

In 2006, the Democrats nominated former Congressman Ken Lucas to face Davis in his November 2006 bid for reelection. The race was considered a toss up by most pundits and was considered 'key' to Democratic success in taking over the House of Representatives. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [7] [8] Davis won the election 51%-44% and retained his seat. [9]

Money in politics

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Committees and Affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Geoff Davis. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.


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  • 1405 Greenup Avenue, Suite 236, Ashland, KY 41101
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